Monthly Archives: January 2013

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What are Emergency Alert tones on mobile phones?

What are Emergency Alert tones on mobile phones?
We’ve had a chance to sample life first-hand in the CMAS (Commercial Mobile Alert System) world.  In the middle Tennessee area where we live, the weather has been threatening.  We’ve had flood, tornado, and freeze warnings in the last three days.  Having such a diversity of weather events in a […]

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2012 Alerts & Warnings Year in Review (& 2013 Wish List)

What Happened in Emergency Alerts and Notifications in 2012?
A federal alerting program starts clicking and gets tested in a Super Storm; citizens still don’t sign up for alerts; and the weather service uses powerful language in foul weather.  These are some of the things that caught our eyes in the world of alerts and notifications […]

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How Can You Increase Protection for Older Adults in Emergencies?

How Can You Increase Protection for Older Adults in Emergencies?
A guidebook entitled, “Identifying Vulnerable Older Adults and Legal Options for Increasing Their Protection During All-Hazards Emergencies:  A Cross-Sector Guide for States and Communities” has been published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  (Report can be viewed here.)   The report, with its whopping mouthful of […]

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Emergency Alerting Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy

What are the Emergency Alerting lessons we learned from Hurricane Sandy?
Some nice dialogue on the LinkedIn Public Warning and Mass Notification System (MNS) group about lessons about emergency alerting from Sandy.  Todd Piett of Rave Mobile Safety said as they provided support to their customers in the northeast, these best practices were most obvious:

– Multi-model […]

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NCMEC Issues First AMBER Alert Through CMAS/WEA

On Tuesday, December 18, residents in Texas received the first AMBER alert issued through IPAWS’ CMAS/WEA system.  The alert was issued in cooperation with the San Antonio Police Department and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

According to media reports, police say Jonathan Guillen, 23, abducted his son, Jonathan Jose Guillen Jr., after […]

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